Has anyone here already tried to connect his Astro Mixamp (2011) via USB to the PS4? Any confirmation for the consoles software support yet?
I'm in EU so I have to wait for my unit until 29.
Speaking of. Hey MLE, were you using the DX mic when you were playing the other day? Sounded nice and clear on the stream. I might pick one up.
For everybody asking about akg K7x series headphones with an Asus STX, IMO they dont pair well together. I have the akg k702 annies, and I was driving them from the STX, and they sounded really harsh. It was fatiguing to listen too, and required a significant bass boost from 55hz to 156hz, and even them it was very sibilant. I wasn't able to listen to the headphones at any volume over 28 on lowest amp setting, and around 10 on middle setting. Obviously these need juice to run, but they were just plain harsh at most volumes.
I was about to return my annies, until I listened to them from my ibasso d12, and the difference was pretty big. It was smoother and I could detect the warmness everybody talks about.
Now I run the annies exactly how my sig states. Do I think you need to get an STX? No, not a chance and it would be a waste of money. If I did not already own the STX I would have went with a dg or dx.
ETA: the stx and the sennheiser hd598s pair really well, and I used this setup for roughly two years.
Welp, got the Xbox One in today and so far it's a really nice system. Tons of features (that I originally thought were pretty lame and unnecessary) but I think MS has really got something good on their hands entertainment wise.
Hooked up the Mixamp to the optical port (with Stereo output in the Xbox settings, DTS of course is not compatible and selecting it just gives you a bunch of crackling in your headphones).
What's all this I hear about Astro saying even without the Dolby Output (which Microsoft will be fixing in a future update, post launch) the Astro still takes the Stereo signal and uses Prologic II or something and still gives you Dolby Headphone? Anyone know what this is all about?
I played some Ghosts and can still pick out footsteps and directional cues are still decent but I don't think they are at their best compared to how it was on the 360.
Mic chat of course is a problem at this time with the Mixamp. I planned on just using my TH900's with Mixamp for game audio and just having the stock headset that comes with the Xbone around my neck so I can voice chat. But the Xbox One doesn't even have the option of having voice chat played through Speakers like the 360 does. Once you plug in the stock headset, all voice chat gets routed to that and I obviously can't have a headset and headphones on my head at the same time
I guess I could use the Kinect, but I haven't been able to use it in Ghosts for voice chat for some reason.
If you get the 15.32 or 11.32, you will have not a use for a sound card's headphone amplifier or DAC.
Chances are you will use a USB connection for music and the S/PDIF for gaming and movies.
So get a low cost sound card for the surround sound features, like the Sound Blaster Z OEM, or a used Xonar DX.
I'm planning of selling of my STX and using my old Xonar DX card, with my 15.32.
hope your useing stalker with those perks because that stuff is too good not to have. 8)
I mostly use AK-12 / remington/ SA with foregrip + muzzle brake its really good and then stalker + focus + sleight of hand + some other perks. I only use a main gun so i can get more perks, its kind of a waste to get scavenger when you can just pick up other peoples weapons. Stalker is proly the strongest perk because nothing can really beat moving fast while aiming in.